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2012-10-31 12:45:18 PM
9 votes:
That doesn't even make sense. Much like Romney's tax plan, foreign policy, or campaign in general.

You do realize any carrier dispatched to Bengazi would have taken a week to get there, right? Guess what- Bengazi is not the political hot potato your team of retards are making it out to be.
2012-10-31 01:23:28 PM
5 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-31 12:50:42 PM
4 votes:
Nothing says political opportunism like a dead ambassador.
2012-10-31 01:51:48 PM
2 votes:
j.wigflip.com
2012-10-31 01:50:56 PM
2 votes:
"I want seven hearings a week, times 40 weeks."

www1.pictures.zimbio.com
2012-10-31 01:49:22 PM
2 votes:
what GOP security failures look like

theintelhub.com
2012-10-31 01:48:04 PM
2 votes:
ATTACKS OF US TARGETS UNDER BUSH:

June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Truck bomb kills 17.

February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.

July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
Suicide bomber kills two.

December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.

September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.

January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.

July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls' school instead.

September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.


But none of these count only when the president is a Democrat does it matter!!

Stop playing politics about US deaths!!!
2012-10-31 01:36:26 PM
2 votes:

smitty04: Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama had nothing to do with the decision that denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.


FTFY

This may come as a shocking surprise to you, but the Pentagon doesn't call the president every time they make a decision regarding the deployment of troops.
2012-10-31 01:30:32 PM
2 votes:
I've heard this Jersey vs. Benghazi response shiat all day on my coworkers radio. Let me spell it out for you morans: getting supplies from one non-disastered state to another within the continental US is COMPLETELY farkING DIFFERENT than enacting a military response in a foreign country just recovering from a civil war.

Especially if you have other concerns such as pissing off said country and getting kicked out completely, worries that you might end up losing 10 of the men you send in to save 4, or the realization that using a AC-130 gunship in a urban enviroment will just end up creating more terrorists than it kills.
2012-10-31 01:29:21 PM
2 votes:

ManateeGag: Wait, there are pictures of Torg in different outfits now?


Dude it's not fair to people with mental disabilities to compare them to people who choose to be stupid. I know it's in good fun, but think of that poor guy's feelings if he ever found out what we've associated him with.
2012-10-31 01:27:35 PM
2 votes:
Bengazi is the new Solynrda - a word people who don't know what they're talking about throw around to sound important and informed.
2012-10-31 01:06:27 PM
2 votes:

xenophon10k: queezyweezel: Lurking Fear: Bengazi is not the political hot potato your team of retards are making it out to be.


i36.photobucket.com
2012-10-31 12:58:30 PM
2 votes:

queezyweezel: Lurking Fear: Bengazi is not the political hot potato your team of retards are making it out to be.

2012-10-31 12:53:14 PM
2 votes:

queezyweezel: Lurking Fear: Bengazi is not the political hot potato your team of retards are making it out to be.


It is all they have.
2012-10-31 10:14:20 PM
1 votes:
Obama called it an act of terror the very next day. Libyan military and police hunted down and arrested nearly all those responsible in a month and a half. The mistake was constantly relaying all incoming information to the media instead of waiting until everything was sorted and studied and determined.

And yet the right viciously continues to act like this was some kind of enormous conspiracy created by Obama to do... something or other. Every day someone says something new about how Obama did this, Obama didn't do that, Obama left people to die, Obama doesn't care, etc etc. Now we've got someone saying that Obama denied SEALs from running down the road to help, and the source is an anonymous one that FOX acts like it came from God himself. And when presented with the facts and the reality, these same people scream denials and are 100% convinced that this was some nefarious scheme to do... something or other. And no, they've never even tried to explain the why and how it would make any sense.

Add this to their determination to turn America into a misogynist, homophobic, ignorant, rich man's paradise, Christian theocracy that declares wars at Israel's beck and call, their absolute hatred of everyone having health care, and their constant victim syndrome, and it's like a perfect storm of complete and utter insanity on the right.
2012-10-31 05:48:42 PM
1 votes:

colon_pow: obama's chickens...
are coming home...
to roost.


In the white house
until 2016
2012-10-31 04:13:11 PM
1 votes:
i309.photobucket.com
2012-10-31 04:13:02 PM
1 votes:

bullwrinkle: sprawl15: bullwrinkle: sweetmelissa31: [j.wigflip.com image 540x650]

Why did you post that?

Why did you not post that?

The point could have been made without posting a graphic photo such as that.


It's only okay to post graphic photos of 9/11 when you're trying to make a Right Wing point.
2012-10-31 03:47:06 PM
1 votes:

Overfiend: I know Fox News is mentioned numerous times throughout the internet in relation to this story. But if they are the ones who either broke the story or are the only ones reporting on it, its hard to discuss this story without their name coming up.

I do not know what went on in Benghazi that night, but I do know that one thing the Obama administration screwed up was the "PR/disseminating information" portion of the response.


There's a reason Fox News is mentioned in nearly every Benghazi article.

It's because in severalinstances, they are essentially reporting rumor and conjecture as fact without proper confirmation, when nearly every other mainstream media source is prevented from doing so by it's own editorial policy.
2012-10-31 03:00:06 PM
1 votes:

udhq: Agneska: Four dead Americans lie at the feet of the Commander in Chief. I Period.

Fair enough.

Now, which president exactly was it under whom no Americans were killed abroad?


Don't hassle him. He period.
2012-10-31 02:31:27 PM
1 votes:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-10-31 02:20:19 PM
1 votes:
On Thursday Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said there was not enough clear information coming from Benghazi "and as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground - or in that area, General Ham, General Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation." He added, "this happened within a few hours and it was really over before, you know, we had the opportunity to really know what was happening."

Sorry GOP, not Obama's call.
2012-10-31 02:19:18 PM
1 votes:

lemurs: The general public still doesn't care about Benghazi, or foreign policy at all for that matter.

But they are going to take an interest in how the administration responds to a natural disaster at home.


that's what's got the right wing in a tizzy today. Obama didn't flub the disaster response and even Christie praised his handling of the hurricane response. add in coverage of Romney saying he'd shut down FEMA, then refusing to answer questions regarding his earlier statements on disaster response and it's no wonder that Fox news and GOP pundits everywhere are having episodes of brain meltage today.
2012-10-31 02:16:35 PM
1 votes:

Overfiend: Carrier may have been a week away, but armed CIA assets were less than 1 hour away.


And if they were (since you're spilling CIA operational details on the internets for everyone to read) apparently less than an hour away was just too far away.
Eh, sunshine?
2012-10-31 02:03:03 PM
1 votes:

sweetmelissa31: Lurking Fear: Guess what- Bengazi is not the political hot potato your team of retards are making it out to be.

[i194.photobucket.com image 417x288]

Dear President Romney,

My research has found that Benghazi is a political potato.

Love your policy adviser,
Torg


Who the hell is that guy, and why are there so many pictures of him doing random shiat on a computer? Is he from some kind of stock photo site or something? Really curious.
2012-10-31 01:59:55 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: basically, Limbaugh is having a mental breakdown today.


as compared to what?
2012-10-31 01:59:55 PM
1 votes:

Agneska: Derp.


I think you mean 'Four Americans dead at the hands of Libyan Terrorists'.

Unless, y'know.... Obama isn't Kenyan because he's Libyan.
2012-10-31 01:56:59 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Weaver95: ye gods, the right wing in this country is having a meltdown today.

The Obamapocalypse is upon them and they know it.

With one week left, Obama is inspecting storm damage with the GOP keynote speaker while Romney poses with jars of peanut butter.


and that's what Limbaugh is ranting about today. he started off with lying about polling data, then cried that nobody was covering the Benghazi story...now he's saying Christie is pulling a fast one on Obama to get disaster aid for NJ, but that Obama isn't helping anyone because he won't personally pick up a mop and bucket.

basically, Limbaugh is having a mental breakdown today.
2012-10-31 01:53:35 PM
1 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Weaver95: ye gods, the right wing in this country is having a meltdown today.

The Obamapocalypse is upon them and they know it.


With one week left, Obama is inspecting storm damage with the GOP keynote speaker while Romney poses with jars of peanut butter.
2012-10-31 01:50:58 PM
1 votes:
Just remember when you're in the voting booth - Republicans have spent the last four years trying to find reasons you shouldn't vote Obama, and they ultimately settled on "Didn't declare war on Benghazi", "Hasn't released college report card" and "You didn't build that"
2012-10-31 01:48:00 PM
1 votes:
If you don't watch FAUX , this is a tragedy not a campaign issue
If you do watch FAUX, you weren't voting for Obama anyway

#circle jerk////
2012-10-31 01:47:34 PM
1 votes:

Talawsohu: 1. Bengazi was a tragedy.
2. The tragedy was not the fault of the U.S.

It bothers me that the time someone dies is more important that that they are dead.


I can go a little further than that. It was a tragedy that may have been preventable, and we should have a commission that takes a comprehensive look at what went wrong and how we should improve embassy and diplomat security in the future.

What we shouldn't have are chuckleheads like Issa putting national security in jeopardy to score political points, or assholes like Romney going on TV to smirk like a little dickhead while he shows the world how proud he is of his insensitivity and ignorance.
2012-10-31 01:46:40 PM
1 votes:

Tumunga: Talawsohu: 1. Bengazi was a tragedy.
2. The tragedy was not the fault of the U.S.

It bothers me that the time someone dies is more important that that they are dead.

According to Obama's 2009 Apology Tour, it sure is the fault of the U.S.

And if you don't think Obama was out apologising then, you're a FarkLibtard.


It is so sad that Ronald Reagan destroyed mental health facilities in this country. It would be far better if this person was in a fully staffed mental health facility receiving the care they need instead of at the library posting his delusional insane fantasies on Fark.
2012-10-31 01:46:34 PM
1 votes:
ye gods, the right wing in this country is having a meltdown today.
2012-10-31 01:45:04 PM
1 votes:

rdalton:
I keep seeing references to the Obama Apology Tour. Does anyone have any references to it? Did Obama go around apologizing for America? (it's talked about like everyone should know what it was so I'm embarrassed to ask for references but it's the best way to learn (I guess))

I've googled it and watched some videos but most of them reference the Tour like everyone already knows about it. There is a Hannity clip that shows him talking about mistakes Bush made. Is that what it's all about?


It's what the right wing media echo chamber termed one of Obama's overseas trips.

Simply put, it's made up bullshiat. "apology tour" is a dead giveaway that the person saying it is a partisan hack.
2012-10-31 01:44:58 PM
1 votes:

Dear right wing nutjobs,

i.imgur.com
2012-10-31 01:39:14 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, he sure went all chickenhawk warrior general on that rain cloud. "The future must not belong to rain clouds named Sandy"
2012-10-31 01:37:19 PM
1 votes:
Anyone so simple the sieze on Benghazi as an outrage as if there was some simple response and simple fix is simple themselves. Like dumb as a farking rock simple. Plainly and willfully ignorant not just about Benghazi itself, or Libya but the entire Middle East and whats happening there and what might be best to happen there. Sorry farking Morons. Despite what you want to believe from watching 'yer stories on tha TV box' or hearing from dickholes like Limbaugh, a cruise missle or force is not only not the answer here, and is usually not the best answer anywhere.
2012-10-31 01:37:15 PM
1 votes:

Agneska: Four dead Americans lie at the feet of the Commander in Chief. I Period.


LOOK AT ME! Why won't anybody listen to me! Hey! where are you all going!?
2012-10-31 01:36:50 PM
1 votes:

Agneska: Four dead Americans lie at the feet of the Commander in Chief. I Period.


Need a tampon?
2012-10-31 01:34:04 PM
1 votes:
It is kind of a stupid point to make. Even if carriers had been in the area, planes would have had to fly all the way across Syria (Libya's path to the sea) in order to attack. And, what would Czechoslovakia think about that?
2012-10-31 01:30:55 PM
1 votes:
Meanwhile Romney is looking for some horses and bayonets to send to Jersey
2012-10-31 01:29:19 PM
1 votes:
1. Bengazi was a tragedy.
2. The tragedy was not the fault of the U.S.

It bothers me that the time someone dies is more important that that they are dead.
2012-10-31 01:27:25 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: you should hear Limbaugh ranting about this issue.


No, thanks.
2012-10-31 01:24:43 PM
1 votes:
ROMNEY/RYAN '12!!!!

Because State Department personnel got killed overseas for some reason, and that totally would have never happened if we were in charge
2012-10-31 01:23:49 PM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Nothing says political opportunism like a dead ambassador.

2012-10-31 12:50:54 PM
1 votes:

Lurking Fear: Bengazi is not the political hot potato your team of retards are making it out to be.

 
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